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“Most people … know so little about the Eurasian lynx (Lynx lynx), which is still present in much of northern and eastern Europe and some southern European countries, that they often first think … about the deodorant rather than the carnivore.” (http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/sep/19/-sp-rewilding-large-species-britain-wolves-bears)

Yet lynx should be considerably more welcome than the sickening “noxious smells” produced by Canadian energy company Rathlin’s exploratory gas-drilling site in east Yorkshire where it’s “drilling a 9,000 ft deep ‘wildcat’ bore hole.” (http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/sep/19/yorkshire-wolds-gas-fracking-shale)

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Predators

The complex and controversial debate about reintroducing large predators snarls on: “wolves, bears and lynx sometimes kill livestock and pets, and also deer and wild boar that hunters like to shoot.” (http://www.bbc.co.uk/nature/22287080)

Mirror, mirror on the wall, who is the ‘apex predator’ of them all?